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Risk management digital platform and application system for risk management in Djibouti

July 16, 2014

Prequalification are invited for Risk management digital platform and application system for risk management in Djibouti. The Republic of Djibouti is an arid, coastal country of 23,200 square kilometers located in the disaster-prone Horn of Africa. Approximately 33 percent of Djibouti population lives in areas of high hazard risk, and 35.3 percent of the economy is vulnerable to flood and drought. With less than 331 m3 of freshwater per year per capita (in 2011), the country is classified as severely water poor. Djibouti is highly vulnerable to (i) dry multi-annual droughts that result in water scarcity for livestock, irrigation and domestic uses; (ii) frequent flash floods that follow extended drought periods; iii) earthquakes of up to magnitude 6 with a potential for as much as 7, which could have significant effects in the built environment, notably in terms of soil liquefaction and building collapse; iv) volcanic activity along the Afar rift that could have direct consequences on local economic activities and populated areas. In addition, limited water management, ineffective land planning, and excessive exploitation of its scarce groundwater resources have led to salinization of aquifers and worsened the effects of droughts. Data from recent natural disasters suggest that Djibouti%s economy and sustainable development have been affected by natural events. The 2008-2011 drought for instance, has impacted more than 120,000people in rural areas (50 percent of rural population, and 15 percent of total population), resulting in economic losses equivalent to an average of 3.9 percent of GDP per year. The largest damage and losses are in the agriculture, livestock, and water sectors amounting to US$96 million, as indicated by the 2011 Drought Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Furthermore, climate variability is expected to exacerbate the country disaster vulnerability through incremental rises in temperature and sea level, as well as by more frequent and intense floods and droughts. According to 2009 national statistics, the countrys population is estimated at 820,000 people, of which 85 percent live in urban areas, and almost 60 percent in the capital, Djibouti-Ville. Population growth is expected to continue at 3 percent per year, while net migration rate will vary between 1-3 percent, resulting in a net demographic growth of 4-6 percent per year. Total population will therefore double in less than 15 years, increasing Djiboutis fresh water stress and increasing the inhabitants and economys vulnerability to natural hazards. Objective of the technical assistance The third phase of the risk management technical assistance (2014-2015) seeks to continue strengthening Djiboutis resilience to external shocks, by operationalizing the risk assessment and communication platform. The technical assistance aims to strengthen the collaboration among the agencies that make the platform fully operational ensuring the use of the new emergency pro

Major organization : WORLD BANK (WB)

Address : 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433 USA

Country :United States

Email :

Tender notice number : 1153428

Notice type : Prequalification

Open date : 2014-07-28

Project name : TF016804 - Djibouti_Disaster Risk Management Country Program Phase III _ GFDRR Track 2 MDTF TA

Tender documents : T23039414.pdf

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